Curragh of Kildare (The)

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 Theme code Index    1147b 5213
 Also known as    Winter is Past (The), Winter it is Past (The)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Mixolydian
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    One part
 Editor/Compiler    P.W. Joyce
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Old Irish Folk Music and Songs
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 427, p. 238-239.
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1909
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
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CURRAGH OF KILDARE, THE. AKA - "The Winter (it) is Past." Irish, Air (4/4 time). D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "I took down the words and air of this song about 1852 from Kate Cudmore of Glenosheen, Co. Limerick: and I gave both to Dr. Petrie, who published them in his 'Ancient Music of Ireland'. The air re-appears in Standford-Petrie. There is a Scotch version of the words: but the Scotch air--which appears modern--is different from ours, as given here. The words originated in Ireland" (Joyce).

Printed source: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 427, p. 238-239.

Recorded source: See also listings at: Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1], Alan Ng's [2].

T:Winter it is Past (The)
T:Curragh of Kildare (The)
B:Joyce - Old Irish Folk Music and Songs, No. 427 (1909)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
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